Despite the timing of Ramadan 2021 and that the weather is almost good. Most of Muslims feel right before ElMaghreb Azan thirst, dehydration, hunger and stomach pains.
Most of these feelings are out of our hands, but thirst and dehydration can be controlled or at least minimized if you follow our SEVEN EASY TIPS TO AVOID DEHYDRATION.
1- Drink water
“Water is the essence of nature and life. You can survive without food for weeks but that’s not the case with water. It is the most important fluid that can replenish your thirst during the holy month of Ramadan. Unfortunately though, most people do not realize that as they only drink water to break their fast at Iftar then ignore it until the next day!” Said Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company on their website.
Based on Nestle’s words and many nutrition experts, water is one of the most important components that helps human beings survive especially in Ramadan when they spend the whole day without drinking water.
DO drink as much water as you can after Iftar. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests for men about 3 liters of water each day and for women, about 2 liters.
DON’T drink water once on iftar, but keep drinking water till the Fajr Azar.
2- Don’t drink Sugary juices
Some people are used to breaking their fasting with sugary juices, but in fact it’s not the best habit.
Artificial sugary juices have many disadvantages; they increase the body gain weight, dehydrate the body, and fill the stomach with unnecessary nutrients.
DO drink reasonable quantities of Ramadan drinks like Kharoub, karkadeh or Qamar ElDin that are made with less sugar.
DON’T drink a large amount of sugary drinks that will harm your health during the holy month.
3- Break your fasting with dates
The World Health organization advises Muslims "to begin their iftar with three dates. It is a healthy, traditional practice, and excellent source of fiber."
Dates are known for their benefits. They are a natural source of glucose, which help the body to store water and gain energy.
DO eat dates while breaking your fasting, it helps you recover from the lack of food.
DON’T eat a lot of dates to give yourself the balance your body needs.
4- Take care of what you wear
This year Ramadan is taking place in Spring. The weather is reasonable unlike last Ramadans, so we may not face the hot weather problem as we do every year.
However, you should put into consideration what you will be wearing especially if you are going to work or spending the day out of home doing some stuff.
DO wear light clothes with material that will not make you feel hot and wear bright colors like white and pastels.
DON’T wear heavy clothes or too many layers of clothing.
5- Adjust your daily routines
We can’t stop our daily routines while fasting, but we can adjust it to fit in Ramadan's timings to exploit our energy in the right way.
If you are working
DO try to stay in cool workplaces.
If you are not working,
DON’T make a big effort that will decrease your energy.
6- Take a shower
After the long fasting day, the hour right before the iftar is the one when you feel thirsty and tired. At that moment, a cold shower can help you pass this.
DO spend 5 to 10 minutes in the shower to feel fresh and dehydrated.
DON’T take hot showers, it will not help you.
7- Minimize sweat and working out
Working out is a good way to have a healthy life, but in Ramadan it can affect your body with dehydration especially because you lose sweat.
However, this doesn’t mean you won’t be able to workout during Ramadan, you still can do this:
DO try to minimize the amount of sweat while working out by choosing the right exercises.
DON’T do the workouts at the beginning of the fasting day.